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I found a 1998 Timex quartz diver digging through a briefcase of $10 (3 for $25) watches on the first Sunday of June (8 days ago) and found this crudy scratched timex that you could barely read the dial. It was missing an end link on the bracelet. I was able to source a new mineral flat and a pair of end links. The dial has a couple of semi circular light scratches hardly noticeable and needs a new crown and polishing of the bracelet and case. But overall I really am taken to this piece. The bezel insert shows some damage. I think the guy who owned this mixed cement a couple of times and then threw the watch into a drawer when the end link pin broke. The hands are immaculate and no water ingress has occurred. Still need a couple of things to do but I like the old scratched bezel offset by the new crystal and almost mint dial and hands. It seems to be running about a second a day or less fast. It's 40mm and 9.7mm thick. 47mm lug to lug. I like that it is not too thick and the reading of time is instantaneous!20240610_0644262.thumb.jpg.c6f2364ad6ccf58777f36ae568b76459.jpgDSCN59093.thumb.JPG.1f13912841258fe444c0051fd2c3ce0f.JPG20240610_0704052.thumb.jpg.caa315380263406fe4cf866276fe8cef.jpg

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You can see what is left of the crud around the edge of the crystal where the small gap with the bezel held it in place until it hardened. The case is all SS. The bezel does not rotate but I am not scuba diving either....had to use the trick @JerseyMo describes about grabbing the winding stem with pliers and removing the crown to get this movement out of the case. These worked perfect with the offset.20240608_2137212.thumb.jpg.62323b57fbee429cac97073505f5aa6a.jpg20240609_2210002.thumb.jpg.d1bb69f61f5da7d456679249abbb3802.jpg

All in with the battery, crystal with End pieces and shipping (last 2 items from  Cousins UK) £10.99.

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